Skill 6 - FTCE Developmental Knowledge

  1. The process of collecting, quantifying, and qualifying student performance data using multiple sources of information on student learning is called
  2. What are the 4 main kinds of assessment?
    • Observation 
    • Informal continuous assessment
    • Formal continuous assessment
    • Formal assessment
  3. How do you conduct an observational assessment?
    by noticing someone and judging his or her action
  4. What is the purpose of an informal continuous assessment?
    To help learners learn better
  5. What can informal assessments be applied to? And why?
    Homework, field journals, and daily classwork. Because they are good indicators of student progress and comprehension.
  6. Formal assessments must be done at regular intervals. What happens if the progress is not satisfactory?
    Parent involvement is absolutely essential
  7. What type of assessment allows the teacher to know precisely what each individual student knows, can do, and needs to do?
    Authentic assessment
  8. What is one of the simplest and most effcient ways for the teacher to get to know their students?
    By conducting an entry survey
  9. What evaluations should be the result of a learning activity rather than a test and may include classroom observations, collections of reading and writing samples, and notatoins about the students' cognitive abilitiies as demonstrated by classroom discussions and participation, including the students' command of language.
    Informal evaluations
  10. What will determine which type of evaluation will be most appropriate and valuable?
    The students' develpomental stage and the information to be derived.
  11. What is a simple-to-administer, information rich evaluation of a child's reading strengths and weaknesses?
    A running reading record
  12. Which technique for for recording reading behavior is the most insightful, informative, and instructionally useful assessment procedure that you can use for monitoring a childs' progress in learning to read?
    A running reading record
  13. How do you administer a running reading record?
    The teacher uses a simple coding system to recird what a child does while reading text out loud.
  14. In math, what evaulation is more effective over the quick and easy basic computation tests?
  15. What type of evaluations can provide teachers with one of the most comprehensive means of knowing their students?
    Classroom observations
  16. What type of formal assessment is used to classify student learners for homogenous groupings based on ability levels or basic skills into a ranking category?
    Norm-referenced tests (NRT)
  17. Norm-referenced tests are designed to highlight what?
    achievement differences between students to produce a dependable rank order of students from high to low achievers
  18. What tests are used to group the student in homogeneous groupings based on ability levels or basic skills?
    Norm-referenced assessments (NRT)
  19. What assessments shows ranking ranges from 1 to 99 with, with 25% of students scoring in the lower ranking of 1 to 25 and 25 students scoring in the higher ranking of 76 to 99?
    Norm-referenced tests (NRT)
  20. What tests look at a specific students learning goals and performance compared to a norm group of student learners?
    Criterion-referenced assessments (CRT)
  21. What type of test may educators or policymakers choose when they wish to see how well students have learned the knowledge and skills they are expected to have mastered?
    Criterion-referenced assessment (CRT)
  22. Which test do many school districts and state legislation use to ascertain whether schools are meeting national and state learning standards?
    Criterion-referenced assessments (CRT)
  23. What type of assessments are are currently being used in a number of state testing programs to measure learning outcomes of individual students in subject content areas?
    Performance-based assessments
  24. What type of test must have established and specific performance criteria that starts with pretesting in a subject area and maintaining daily or weekly testing to gauge student learning goals and objectives?
    Performance-based testing
  25. What type of test will show the gaps or holes in student learning, allowing for intense concentration on providing fillers to bridge non-sequential learning gaps?
    Performance-based assessments
  26. What type of test typically includes oral and written student work in the form of research papers, oral presentations, class projects, journals, student portfolio collections of work, and community service projects?
    Performance-based assessments
  27. What may provide the most assistance in guiding instruction?
    Student records
  28. What are notes recorded by the teacher concerning an area of interest or concern with a particular student?
    Anecdotal records
  29. These records should focus on observable behaviors and should be descriptive in nature. They should not include assumptions or speculations regarding effective areas such as motivation or interest. These records are usually compiled over a period of several days to several weeks.
    Anecdotal records
  30. These assessments are generally self-appraisal instruments completed by the students or observation-based instruments completed by the teacher.
    Rating scales and checklists
  31. The focus of these is frequently on behavior or effective areas such as interest and motivation.
    Rating scales and checklists
  32. Qualitative changes over time can be readily apparent from these.
    Portfolio assessment
  33. What is one of the most frequently occurring forms of assessment in the classroom?
    Oral questioning by the teacher
  34. Imaginative play allows children to...
    create situations for themselves and work out solutions and reactions.
  35. This type of play involves overcoming obstacles, gaining new skills, exercising, and using coordination.
    Adventure play
  36. This type of assessment does not necessarily give specific information about how much material a student might might know in comparison to to what they need to know at that point in time.
    Norm-referenced assessments (NRT)
  37. Most assessments written by teachers fall into this category.
    Criterion-referenced assessments
  38. This type of assessment allows a teacher to obtain a grade, or score, and shows what a student understood or needs to relearn.
    Criterion-referenced assessment
  39. Rubrics and checklists are two ways that this type of assessment can be scored.
    Criterion-refernced assessment
  40. These type of assessments allow a teacher to see what a student knows and understands.
    Diagnostic assessments
  41. This type of assessment shows the teacher what a student understands that has been taught in class.
    Curriculum-based assessment
  42. What are the appropriate steps for monitoring struggling students?
    • Observation and data collection to analyze what a student's strengths and weaknesses are. If a student shows serious weakness in an area, the teacher should communicate this with the child's guardian. 
    • The teacher will meet with a team of professionals within school setting to discuss the student's needs and will come up with possible solutions and interventions. This process is called RTI (Response to intervention)
    • After meeting and deciding upon some strategies to implement, the team meets again and can recommend any other changes or even formal evaluation for special education services.
  43. What does RTI mean and what is it?
    Response to Intervention: a way to strategize how to get a student back on track.
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Skill 6 - FTCE Developmental Knowledge
Skill 6 - FTCE Developmental Knowledge